at Digging Dog
The great, broad planes of this magnificent
Chinese native bring an unmatched calm to shady
garden spots. Recessed in the center where thick,
hairy stalks are attached, the bold foliage emerges in
un-ique bright green shades, and later matures to
light green. Nearly 2 ft. across, each slightly lobed,
umbrellalike leaf is gracefully scalloped. Strong,
dark, flowering stems soar aloft to 5 ft., hosting
heavy, drooping plumes of star-shaped, creamy white
flowers. Once considered a member of the genus
Rodgersia, this monumental Astilboides thrives in moist, humus-rich soil.
Blooms June–early August.
Size: 5' high x 3' wide; hardy to zone 5.
Astilboides tabularis (P-1089)
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Dainty blooms and unfurling leaves forge an early spring treasure trove of color and texture.
In the last ten days, we’ve experienced all kinds of weather at Digging Dog, including frosty mornings, torrential downpours, deafening hail, glorious sunny 70 º afternoons and even sleet! Thankfully spring is almost here and signs of its arrival grow more evident every day. Brimming with possibility, youthful growth and pristine delicacy, the early spring garden is a fresh treasure trove of color and texture. The plants featured in this newsletter caught my eye while walking through the nursery and along the surrounding borders. Hopefully, a handful of them will spark your interest as well! All of us here at the nursery wish you a very happy spring and countless happy afternoons digging in a garden! Digging Dog's mid March 2017 Newsletter Link
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Digging Dog Nursery
a retail and mail order
plant nursery specializing in
unusual and hard to find
perennials, ornamental grasses,
shrubs, trees, and vines.
31101 Middle Ridge Rd.
Albion, CA 95410
Tues 10 am – 4 pm
Wed. 10:30 am – 4 pm
Thu. 12 pm – 4 pm
Fri. & Sat. 10:30 am – 4 pm
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